"The Bible Belt" is an informal term referring to a swath of the Southern United States that is home to many fundamentalist Christians. According to the American Baptist News Service, this region contains a higher percentage of church-going Christians than anyplace else in the country.

Prior to the Great Awakening, any Bible Belt that America may have had was located among Puritans and Quakers in New England. But when this spiritual revival arrived in the American colonies from Britain in the 1700's, it was most intense south of the Mason-Dixon line, stengthening Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian denominations there.

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